Dean Pacific Northwest Mahogany Ale | SingleCut Beersmiths

149 Ratings

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vfgccp on 12-10-2012

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Brouwerij Lane and another introduction to a new local brewery. Pacific Northwest hopped. A light reddish body, with a little head and lace. Big carbonation. Getting yeast and hops, also a little funky. Drinkable, not what I would expect from the style, still for me drinkable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a real hoppy red this one is. doesn't look too impressive, almost flat in the glass its served in, but smells and tastes great. a perfect mix of biscuit slightly caramelized grain, flavorful but not overbearing, and then heavy C type hops and oils and balancing bitterness. a lot more than I was expecting in a beer simply listed as an amber. there is some initial sweetness, brown sugar and specialty red malt it seems, then the start of the hops is leafy and vegetal, almost broccoli or steamed peas or something. turns quickly into the more piney northwestern thing, which makes sense with the name now. lots of body on it, and a bitterness carried out much longer than the finishing malt sweetness (which I prefer in the style). more carbonation than it looked like it would have too, I like the feel quite a bit. quite heavy overall though, it felt a little stronger than this, and as such probably fits the fall/winter calendar better than it might in warmer weather. good beer, but not the best of their work in my opinion.

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Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brief impression from my first visit to SingleCut in Spring 2015 (served on-draught):


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Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Flynn's

Decent creamy 1 finger head fades at a med pace, decent lacing, dark hazy maroon color little mahogany light sneaking through.

Nose a sweet Amber malt, toasted slight caramel, little honey malt, into big spicy hops, didn't seem super hopped though, spicy chewy little earthy hop, some citrus orange rind, light floral fruity.

Taste brings mild sweet malt, more toasted amber malt and a little honey, touch candy malt and caramel like, into fruity flavors, fruity hops, little floral and rind, copper malt toasty, then big spicy chewy hops, not super bitter but fair, touch pine and earthy. Finish little sticky sweet, lingering amber copper toasted malt, more spicy hops and fruity flavors lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nothing special but a decent amber ale when you're in the mood for a well hopped amber.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Rattle N Hum, NYC, NY

Medium reddish-brown pour, partially translucent, topped with a small, dense, off-white head; moderate retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, bready, herbal and floral hop notes. Similar taste, sweet caramel malts, toasted bread, floral and a bit earthy. Medium body, pretty easily drinkable, decent overall.

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Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of vfgccp
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*On tap opening day, 12/8/2012 at the brewery

A - Hazelnut brown body, nice bone white head, pretty solid lace.

S - Caramel, brown sugar, nutmeg, and a nice leafy hop.

T - Roasty malt, dry earthy hop bitterness on the backend that mellows out and becomes charry and has hints of coffee.

M - Sharp light to medium body, smooth going down, and really drinkable.

O - A pretty solid beer for a first offering.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

deep dark amber color, nearly brown. Clear. Thin had but it lasts and leaves a blanket/lattice of lace.

Freshly cut pine boughs and deep dark caramel are the smells I get.

The hop is up front but mild. If one holds the liquid in the mouth, there's a blend of dry toasted malts and sharp pepper. The swallow is all harsh biting bitterness. Leans thin body wise with elevated effervescence. I noted some earth tones in the aftertaste.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mdfb79
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From 06/28/13 notes. Had this on tap at ABC Beer Company in NYC. 10oz pour.

a - Pours a somewhat clear amber color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of pine hops, caramel malts, fruity malts, toffee, roasted malts, and toasted malts. Interesting mix of a lot of malts and some light piney hops.

t - Tastes of burnt malts, toasted malts, caramel malts, light dark fruits, and very light pine hops. Less hops than the nose; pretty average taste.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is smooth and only lightly bitter. Overall pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty average red ale. Some nice hops in the nose but they are barely in the taste. Not my favorite SingleCut beer, wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Iron Vine in Peekskill, NY.

Typical presentation, mild malty sniff.

This a quite sturdy malted up brew. Loads of caramel, maple and malty goodness. Tasty and well worth a try if you see it in your local

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear light brownish-red, with a quarter inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This ones smells pretty vaguely "red," some toasted bread, a bit of northwest-style piney hops, and some caramel.

This is definitely not Singlecut's best work, unfortunately. It just doesn't do a whole lot to stand out much. There's the typical malt build for this style- some toasted bread and caramel, that's about it. The hop flavor is pretty weak- there's very light piney hops- no citrus flavors or other fruit flavors- just a kind of weak generic bitterness. Just sort of uninteresting, unfortunately.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp, bready mouthfeel, and a normal level of carbonation.

Not Singlecut's best. You can't win 'em all.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a mahogany reddish brown color.

The aroma is hoppy of pine. Crazy enough, it actually smells lots like marijuana. It's very dank, floral, and earthy.

The taste is quite interesting with tons of hops. There's earthy resin, herbaceous, mint, thyme. It's an extremely good combination of caramel sweetness, but also earthy hop profile.

A great beer.

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Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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